it is still quite early in the year to know what will be bottled during 2007, but knowing my personal penchant for Bruichladdich, I have to say any of the more interesting "Valinch" bottlings.
By interésting, I mean story-wise, although they all seem to do pretty well.
The PC5 was / is an absolute winner and I feel it will continue to rise.
I also think the Blacker Still has a good chance, but not in the short-term.
Watch out for ANY Macallan OB specials, either commemorating single events, or any new "ESC's".
Forget the new issue 18 year olds and concentrate on the older "Classic Label" ones (pre-1996).
Of course there will be many, many more. Probably a whole host of Ardbegs, but I do sense a growing move away from newer Ardbeg Single Casks as collectors are being asked to pay just too much for them.
The Islay Festival specials are always good to get hold of!
As a few distilleries change their presentations of bottles and labels, some of the "Standard" bottlings of today will become rare in the future - but this is a case where I really am talking of a minimum of 20 years!
If you fancy a great gamble (albeit an educated one), put a few HPs away in a dark corner and forget them for 20 years!
Yes, I know this is very hard to do as it's great whisky, but save the older presentations and drink the newer ones.